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Blue Duck Tavern

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24 & M Streets, Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20037 (24 & M Streets NW)
+1 202-419-6755
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Today
17:30 - 22:30
06:30 - 10:30
11:30 - 14:30
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 17:30 - 22:30
Sun - Sat 06:30 - 10:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 14:30
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Athens, Tennessee
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you want really good small portioned food at a high price ( 3 - yes 3 - medium sized scallops without other sides )for $36 , then this is your go to place. If you want larger portions, then go elsewhere.

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Pasadena, Maryland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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We arrived as "John Cena" (in order to surprise a friend who works here). Needless to say, Michael greeted us as we walked in. In true Michael fashion, he was still excited to see us, even though we weren't John Cena. We chose to sit outside Bc it was gorgeous. (at the time) He suggested a few things on the... More 

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Tucson
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Many gluten free options especially for breakfast or brunch. Coffee cake, scones, muffins, waffles, pancakes and toast.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Started with the oysters natural, quite small oysters but tasty. Moved on to the soft shell crab which was excellent, one was ample especially with the hand cut fries that were uniquely presented and also excellent. Finished the meal with the carrot and pineapple cake, highly recommend. The service was very good with a well informed server. My only criticism... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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116 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here for brunch on a Sunday with friends. This is an exceptional restaurant. Brilliant staff, delicious food, great atmosphere. I had one of the best omelet's ever. And very good coffee to boot! Highly recommend the the Blue Duck Tavern!

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Thank dejindc
Maryland
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for catching up. Good food. Great service. Parking can be an issue. No valet either. Westin is just across the street and they have a basement parking that was a great help.

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Thank Lia L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

WE had lunch there this trip, but I have enjoyed dinner there on other occasions. It features an excellent wine list along with innovative dishes on the menu

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Thank SteveParker116
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've been to multiple Michelin Star restaurants. Some live up to the hype and some don't. Blue Duck Tavern surpassed our expectations. All the dishes were works of art with the bold flavors, composition of colors, and layers upon layers of flavor. The evening really stood because of the excellent service, Adrienne, gave us. She made us feel right at... More 

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 669 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three different choices for starter and main course , all of them perfectly presented and nicely done. Salad , clam chowder and beet salad offered in a very creative way and very tasteful. Duck leg with strawberry confit very well balanced in taste, wooden fired scallops very tasteful, prawns with basmati rice with a touch of spicey which gives that... More 

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Brunswick
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was nice to enjoy a landmark reastuuant, the service and food were first rate. Since we stayed at the Fairmount, the location was perfect for a cold and rainy night. We were glad we went.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 40 - US$ 50
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 10:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
Monday
06:30 - 10:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
06:30 - 10:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
06:30 - 10:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
Thursday
06:30 - 10:30
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
Friday
06:30 - 10:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
06:30 - 10:30
17:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 & M Streets, Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20037
    (24 & M Streets NW)
  • Public Transportation: Foggy Bottom Metro Station - Orange and Blue Lines Dupont Circle Metro Station - Red Line
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-419-6755
Description
Blue Duck Tavern, a contemporary neighborhood restaurant, invites its guests to gather and celebrate in good taste with a menu focusing on the freshest ingredients available from local purveyors and artisans. The menu notes every farm where the main ingredient for the dish was raised before its journey to the table. Dishes are genuine, time-honored and traditional -- slow roasting in wood embers, braising, preserving and smoking techniques bring the true flavors of America's great, simple and wholesome foods to the Blue Duck Tavern. The restaurant has an elegant residential feel through the open staff pantry and kitchen, wood-burning oven and the showpiece Molteni range.

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